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“A Rose for Emily” is a short story written by William Faulkner about a woman, Emily Grierson, who led her life from one tragic event to another . In this essay I will use symbolism to examine the agony in the life events of Emily . I will do this by focusing on how light and darkness plays a part in the story, the state Emily was in after her father died, and the room in which Homer Barron was found . Light and darkness are classic examples of symbols for good and bad. Emily was almost always described as in the light, but most of the time another dark figure was surrounding her. “Miss Emily a slender figure in white in the background, her father a spraddled silhouette in the foreground” (1173), is a classic example where Emily was seen as good, but her father was in the background controlling her. This part of the story discussed how her father would not allow her to date any boys. Another example in which Emily is viewed in light is when the townsmen went into her house to help control the smell that had developed. “As they recrossed the lawn, a window
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